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A New Look at Managing Pain

Palmitoylethanolamide (P.E.A.) for Chronic Pain and Inflammation. PEA, is a naturally occurring fatty acid amide produced within our cells. Since the initial discovery of P.E.A there have been around 500 separate studies on the properties of PEA for human health. It has been shown to help relieve pain, inflammation, fever, boosts the immune system and helps with allergies. It has been shown to be very safe and virtually side effect free. It is not addictive and is not psychoactive. It can be safely combined with most pharmaceutical drugs as no dangerous interactions have been found. PEA is produced in the body…

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How To Improve Your Brain Function

LION’S MANE MUSHROOM BENEFITS  Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is a potent brain-boosting, mood health enhancing, immune supportive, nerve regenerating medicinal mushroom with potent nootropic health benefits. Nootropics are known as “smart drugs” (compounds derived from natural or synthetic sources) that work to enhance brain health function and improve mental capacities. Lion’s Mane is like rocket fuel for the brain. Traditionally used in Chinese Medicine for centuries, Lion’s Mane mushroom  can help support digestion, enhance the immune system, as well as nourish the five internal organs; spleen, lungs, liver, kidneys and heart. Lion’s Mane benefits as a potent antioxidant and anti inflammatory adaptogenic mushroom. Modern research has proven…

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Herbs For Stress

THE THREE STAGES OF STRESS Alarm stage: This is the body’s immediate reaction to acute stress and is characterised by symptoms such as an increased heart rate, sweating, nervous fidgeting, or feeling tense, anxious, worried. This reaction is part of the “fight or flight” stress response, which results in a burst of adrenaline through our system. Resistance stage: If the stressful situation comes to an end the body will then return to normal; however, if the stressor remains, stress hormones continue to be produced. Fatigue, sleep disturbances, irritability, poor concentration, and chronic anxiety can develop as receptor sites become resistant…

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Hormones are so challenging when imbalanced!

NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY: HORMONAL IMBALANCE Linda is in her mid twenties and suspected with endometriosis by her G.P., however medical investigations cannot confirm. Very intense pain before periods, irregular cycles, fatigue and nausea are the main complaints. Iron is prescribed by her G.P. but she is constipated now. First consultation: to raise general well-being A herbal iron tonic with a complex B and vit. C: helping raising the energy without side effect of constipation. An herbal blend including Chaste Tree, St. Mary Thistle, Nettle Leaf, Codonopsis, and Licorice: to tone, regenerate and support the liver, to normalise hormonal status and…

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NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY ON HAYFEVER

Three weeks ago, a young man suffering from hay fever came into the store to ask for advice. I suggested the following herbs and nutrients to help manage his symptoms of allergies naturally, as well as rebalancing his immune function. Perilla (Perilla frutescens) – great herb that is beneficial in the treatment of hay fever, asthma and sinusitis. It can be used to reduce the symptoms of allergic reactions, particularly of the upper respiratory tract. Atractylodes (Atractylodes lancea) – this herb is beneficial for hayfever, nasal congestion, asthma, and dermatitis. It also helps the immune system to fight colds and…

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POLYMYALGIA

NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY:  POLYMYALGIA A 58 y.o arborist has been diagnosed with polymyalgia by his G.P. His symptoms are persistent pain for at least 1 month involving the following areas: neck, shoulders, and pelvic girdle, morning stiffness and loss of weight. Diet tips for pain and inflammation Increase Magnesium rich foods in your diet, these include almonds, cashews, molasses, parsnips, wholegrain cereals. Calcium rich foods are almonds, dairy products, egg yolk, green leafy vegetables, molasses and sardines Reduce acidic foods which contribute to inflammation such as red meat, sugar, alcohol, preserved and processed foods Alkalize the body by increasing foods…

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